Friday, 20 September 2019

Archaelogical museum of Skyros

Arriving in town, next to Brooke Square, you will find the Archaeological Museum of Skyros. Established in 1963 it exposes interesting findings that attest the long history of the island. In the two halls of the museum visitors can view archaeological findings discovered at different regions of Skyros, dating from the Early Hellenic period (2800 - 1900 BC) to the Roman period (1st century BC). The museum's exhibits include the excellent collection of ceramics that were discovered in the Town of Skyros and Palamari (2800 - 1900 AD).

The collection of ceramics of the Mycenaean period (1600 - 1100 AD) were discovered in various parts of the island. Of particular interest are two vases that represent a ship and a fish. Recent excavations on the island brought to light archaeological findings of the Geometric and Archaic period. Corinthian Aryballos, Geometric jugs with horse shows and artistically decorated bowls. Also jewelry such as necklaces and brooches, buckles and earrings. Archaeological excavations continue in Palamari while in the museum there is dedicated space with exhibits from the ancient city - port of Skyros.

In Skyros museum a specially designed space represents the traditional Skyros home, with all functional areas, just as it was years ago. In this area exist all the utensils, decorative, embroidery and costumes used in the past, giving you the opportunity to experience the daily life of the old Skyros and its long tradition.

Archaeological Museum Skyros, Brooke Square - Tel: (+30) 91 327 22220

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